Viking council operates and
maintains three of its own Scout camps - Many Point, Rum River and
is one of the largest Scout camps in the United States covering over 2,400
acres of woods and lakes located near Park Rapids, MN. Scouts from the
Twin Cities and all over the world have enjoyed this camp since it opened
in 1946. Featuring over 8 miles of waterfront activity on two lakes,
hiking, bicycling, horse back riding, pioneering and 30 Merit Badge
programs, there are activities for everyone. Many Point is located in the
White Earth State Forest and borders the 43,000 acre Tamarac Wildlife
Refuge. There are also regular overnight outings to the Itasca National
Park and the headwaters of the Mississippi. Troops from outside the Viking
Council are welcome to attend Many Point Scout Camp.
River Scout Camp
is home to Cub Scout and Webelos camping, as well as the Viking
Council Cope Course, and is located just north of the Twin Cities in
Anoka. Itís 160 acres features wooded campsites, two enclosed activity
buildings, a sliding hill and a year round resident ranger to help
facilitate your stay.
is the home to Cub Scout and Webelos
camping, as well as much of the outdoor training that takes place in the
Viking Council. Conveniently located less than an hour northwest of
Minneapolis, Stearns features hiking, lakes, woods and over 1,200 acres of
unspoiled beauty that is becoming hard to find today. Some of the major
events at Stearns include:
High-Adventure programs at
Philmont Scout Ranch, New
Mexico; Northern Tier National High Adventure Programs, Minnesota and
Canada; and Florida National High Adventure Sea Base.
Scout Jamboree every four years at Fort A.P. Hill,
Virginia, and participates in world Scout jamborees (also held at
four-year intervals). Viking Council has 5 troops participating in 2001.
World Jamboree took place in Chile
in January of 1999. The next is scheduled for Thailand in 2004.
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